Regardless of the cold front that will be moving in just in time for the holidays, local businesses and stores are stocked up and ready for a day — or two — of Black Friday mayhem.
With some sales starting early, on Thanksgiving, shoppers can head to the downtown Carroll shops to find deals on women’s boots, blenders, space heaters and more.
Here are a few local shops to check out this year for Black Friday bargains as well as Cyber Monday discounts.
— JCPenney on North Adams Street will open its doors at 2 p.m. Thursday and has even more of a Black Friday selection than previous years, said Andrea Hartman, the store manager.
Small appliances such as a five-in-one power blender, a four-slice toaster, slow cookers and griddles will be on sale for $7.99 after customers send in a mail-in rebate.
Other popular items will be women’s boots, which will be on sale for $19.99, and some diamond necklaces and earrings will be marked down to $20.
— Bomgaars in Carroll will have an early-bird special from 6 to 10 a.m., where shoppers will receive a 20 percent off coupon at the door that is good for the entire day on Friday. Doorbuster items such as space heaters, tools, clothing items and more also will be on sale.
“We’ve had a great year, and I think it’s just going to continue on, and the weather has definitely contributed,” said Mark Nepple, the store manager.
— We The Dreamerz, a local boutique, will offer 25 percent off all items storewide from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday. After 9 a.m., items will be 20 percent off for an hour, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., customers will receive 15 percent off. All handmade items will have their own individual discounts.
We The Dreamerz also will have special online deals for Cyber Monday on their website, www.wethedreamerz.com, and also will offer discounts during Small Business Saturday.
— Glik’s clothing store in Carroll will have knit headbands on sale for $3, camper socks for $6.99 and boots and booties for $19.90. All North Face merchandise will be $25 percent off.
The store also will have special online deals during Cyber Monday at www.gliks.com.
— Toploft Clothing will offer 25 percent off all items storewide from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, 20 percent off from 9 to 10 a.m. and 15 percent off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Any shoppers that spend $75 or more will receive a free scarf. During Cyber Monday, the clothing store will offer 25 percent off all online items at www.toploftclothing.com as well as additional deals on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/ToploftVIP.
— Buckle clothing store in Carroll will have additional sales on its already-discounted items Friday. If shoppers spend $100 on select brands, they will receive a free item such as a bag.
— Brown’s Shoe Fit will offer 20 percent off items storewide Friday and again for Small Business Saturday. Wool socks also will be on sale for buy three, get one pair free.
— The Market Place in Manning will start its sales at 8 a.m. Friday, with 30 percent off the entire store until 10 a.m., after which items will be 20 percent off. Clearance items will be an additional 50 percent off, and on Small Business Saturday, customers who spend $100 or more will receive a free bottle of wine while supplies last.